Welcome to the Walker County Master Gardeners website. Our organization serves the residents of Walker County, Texas, and was established in 2001. Walker County is a member of the state-wide association, Texas Master Gardeners Association.
Master Gardeners are volunteers who are members of a program designed to provide horticultural information and educational programs throughout the state. To become a Texas Master Gardener, a participant attends 50 hours of instruction, conducted by the local Extension county agent, then shares this knowledge by donating 50 hours of volunteer service back to the community.
Walker County Master Gardeners’ green thumbs can be found in school garden projects, educational programs and demonstration gardens. Our volunteers also provide speakers on various gardening programs and answer gardening questions. Anything anyone wants to know about gardening, a Master Gardener can help. That includes young wannabe gardeners too – Master Gardeners help set up 4-H gardening clubs and Junior Master Gardener groups.
In fact, when it comes to green and growing things, Master Gardeners dig into their service in all kinds of ways: teaching, giving presentations, writing newsletters and articles, providing clerical help, and designing and maintaining Web pages.